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High court to decide whether Nazi art case stays in US court

Jed Leiber was an adult before he learned that his family was once part-owner of a collection of centuries-old religious artworks now said to be worth at least $250 million
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Jed Leiber shows photos of his grandfather Saemy Rosenberg's life at home Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
December 04

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows
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Niece says 'cruel and traitorous' Trump belongs in prison

President Donald Trump’s niece says her uncle is “traitorous” and belongs in prison after he leaves the White House
December 04
In this undated photo is Mary Trump, niece of President Donald Trump, who wrote a book about the president and is penning another about America's history of trauma. (Avary Trump via AP)
December 04

Review: 'Promising Young Woman' sdtk takes you on dark ride

The soundtrack to the new film “Promising Young Woman," starring Carey Mulligan, Alison Brie, Connie Britton and Laverne Cox, was released Friday
December 04
This cover image released by Capitol Records shows "Promising Young Woman: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack." (Capitol Records via AP)
December 04

Pandemic casts inevitable shadow on final 'Shameless' season

The coronavirus outbreak that delayed taping of Showtime's “Shameless” is woven into the 11th and final season of the Gallagher saga
December 04
William H. Macy portrays Frank Gallagher in a scene from "Shameless." The eleventh and final season of the Showtime series premieres on Sunday. (Paul Sarkis/Showtime via AP)
December 04

In seismic shift, Warner Bros. to stream all 2021 films

In the most seismic shift by a Hollywood studio yet during the pandemic, Warner Bros
December 04
This image released by Warner Bros. Entertainment shows Timothee Chalamet, left, and Rebecca Ferguson in a scene from the upcoming 2021 film "Dune." Warner Bos. Pictures on Thursday announced that all of its 2021 film slate will stream on HBO Max at the same time they play in theaters. (Chia Bella James/Warner Bros. Entertainment via AP)
December 04

With red carpets rolled up, the Oscar race goes virtual

This year, Hollywood's awards season is operating in a strange COVID-19 vacuum with only a whiff of the stuff it thrives on: buzz
December 04
FILE - Tom Hanks arrives at the Oscars in Los Angeles on Feb. 9, 2020. Hollywood’s awards season has gone virtual. This time of year would normally be flush with splashy premieres, cocktail parties and star-studded screening. This year, Oscar campaigns are having to make do with virtual Q&As and home-delivered gift baskets. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
December 04

Longtime Cubs TV announcer Kasper joins White Sox radio team

Len Kasper, the Chicago Cubs’ longtime TV play-by-play announcer, is joining the radio booth of the crosstown White Sox
December 04
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Six vice presidents talk about job once considered invisible

The CNN film, “President in Waiting,” talks to six living vice presidents — and four of their former bosses — about a job once considered invisible in American politics
December 04
FILE - President George W. Bush, right, with Vice President Dick Cheney at his side, speaks during a meeting with congressional leaders in the White House Oval Office on Sept. 18, 2002. A new CNN Films documentary explores the role of the U.S. vice presidency, which in modern times has emerged into a more powerful position. Still, the film notes that a veep’s duties are all up to the president. (AP Photo/Doug Mills, File)
December 04

James McBride among those honored by Center for Fiction

Author James McBride and editor Chris Jackson were among those honored Thursday night by the Center for Fiction
December 04
FILE - Filmmaker James McBride poses for a portrait during the 2012 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah on Jan. 23, 2012. McBride and editor Chris Jackson were among those honored Thursday night by the Center for Fiction. McBride and Showtime received an On Screen Award for the acclaimed adaptation of his prize-winning historical novel “The Good Lord Bird,” which starred Ethan Hawke as the radical 19th century abolitionist John Brown. (AP Photo/Victoria Will, File)
December 04

Daddy Yankee achieves new balance, readies for his comeback

A year after a series of concerts in Puerto Rico that ended up being his last because of the pandemic, Daddy Yankee is bringing those performances to YouTube as a Christmas gift to his fans around the globe
December 04
FILE - Daddy Yankee performs at the Latin American Music Awards in Los Angeles on Oct. 17, 2019. On Friday, Dec. 6, Daddy Yankee is releasing the first of three parts of “DY2K20,” a digital version of his 12 sold-out concert series “Con Calma Pal’ Choli." The show will air for free, in three parts, on his YouTube channel. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
December 03

Miguel Algarín, a founder of beloved NYC poetry space, dies

Miguel Algarín, poet and a founder of New York City’s beloved Nuyorican Poets Café performance space, has died
December 03
FILE - In this March 31, 2005, file photo, Miguel Algarin, one of the founders of the Nuyorican Poets Cafe, laughs during an interview in New York. Algarin died Monday, Nov. 30, 2020, in New York. He was 79. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)
December 03

Alison Lurie, prize winning novelist, dead at 94

Pulitzer Prize winning novelist Alison Lurie has died at 94
December 03
FILE - This September 1988 file photo shows author Alison Lurie in New York. Pulitzer Prize winning novelist Lurie has died at age 94. Her husband, Edward Hower, says the author died Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020, of natural causes. (AP Photo/David Karp, File)
December 03

Rapper Casanova surrenders in federal racketeering case

New York City rapper Casanova has surrendered to law enforcement following his indictment in a gang-related racketeering case
December 03
FILE - In this Aug. 1, 2019 file photo, Casanova attends the world premiere of Amazon Prime Video's "Free Meek" limited documentary series at the Ziegfeld Ballroom in New York. Authorities said Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020, that Casanova, whose legal name is Caswell Senior, was among 18 people indicted in connection to a litany of gang-related crimes including racketeering, murder, drugs, firearms and fraud offenses. (Photo by Jason Mendez/Invision/AP, File)
December 03

Warner Bros. to release all 2021 films on HBO Max, theaters

In the most seismic shift by a Hollywood studio yet during the pandemic, Warner Bros
December 03
This image released by Warner Bros. Entertainment shows Timothee Chalamet, left, and Rebecca Ferguson in a scene from the upcoming 2021 film "Dune." Warner Bos. Pictures on Thursday announced that all of its 2021 film slate will stream on HBO Max at the same time they play in theaters. (Chia Bella James/Warner Bros. Entertainment via AP)
December 03

New Queen Latifah drama gets post-Super Bowl debut showcase

Queen Latifah’s upcoming drama series has scored a touchdown
December 03
This image released by CBS shows Queen Latifah as Robyn McCall in the pilot episode of the series "The Equalizer." The series will debut immediately after CBS Sports’ Feb. 7, 2021, telecast of Super Bowl LV. (Michael Greenberg/CBS via AP)
December 03

Holiday movies, music specials arrive to light a bleak year

Bring on the sentimental holiday rom-coms, the chorus of Christmas music specials and the nostalgia of last century’s animated charmers
December 03
This combination photo shows key art for holiday specials, from left, "Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch Musical," airing Dec. 9 on NBC, "Mariah Carey's Magical Christmas Special," streaming Dec. 4 on Apple TV+, "My Gift: A Christmas Special from Carrie Underwood," premiering Thursday, Dec. 3 on HBO Max, "Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey," streaming on Netflix and "Lego Star Wars Holiday Special," streaming on Disney+. (NBC/Apple/HBO Max/Netflix/Disney + via AP)
December 03

Hillary, Chelsea Clinton to tell unheralded heroes' stories

Hillary Rodham Clinton and her daughter, Chelsea Clinton, are forming HiddenLight Productions, a company they say will tell the stories of people whose voices are often overlooked
December 03
Former secretary of state Hillary Clinton attends the premiere of the Hulu documentary "Hillary" in New York o March 4, 2020, left, and Chelsea Clinton attends a screening of "Colette" in New York on Sept. 13, 2018. The Clintons are forming HiddenLight Productions, a company they say will tell the stories of people whose voices are often overlooked. Apple TV announced Thursday that it plans to air HiddenLight's first project, a documentary series called “Gutsy Women,” to be narrated by the Clintons. (Photos by Evan Agostini, left, and Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
December 03

Volunteer bitten by tiger at Carole Baskin's Big Cat Rescue

Officials say a volunteer was bitten and seriously injured by a tiger at Carole Baskin’s Big Cat Rescue sanctuary near Tampa, Florida
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Rapper G Herbo charged in fraud plot to buy trips, puppies

Chicago rapper G Herbo, his promoter and several associates have been charged with a scheme to use stolen credit card information to pay for trips on private jets, exotic car rentals, luxury vacation rentals and designer puppies from Michigan
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William McRaven's next book is called 'The Hero Code'

The retired U.S. Navy admiral who directed the raid that killed Osama bin Laden has a new book coming out
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New lift, pathways to open Acropolis to disabled visitors

Greece’s prime minister has inaugurated new facilities at the Acropolis in Athens designed to make the historic site fully accessible to disabled visitors
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MTV Entertainment commits $250 million to diversify reality

MTV Entertainment Group says it’s making a $250 million commitment to spur reality production over the next three years by companies owned and operated by women and people of color
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YouTube announces lineup for discussions on racial justice

Mark Cuban, Anthony Anderson and Skylar Diggins-Smith will take part in a series of panel discussions on YouTube that are focused on racial justice
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Hayes and Trethewey receive Bobbitt poetry awards

Poets Terrance Hayes and Natasha Trethewey are receiving honors from the Library of Congress
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Indian movie superstar Rajinikanth to launch political party

Indian movie superstar Rajinikanth says he plans to launch his own political party in southern India in January, ending years of speculation by millions of his fans on his political future
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Sean Parker OK'd to buy stake in Peter Jackson's VFX studio

New Zealand authorities have approved tech billionaire Sean Parker's purchase of a one-third stake in film director Peter Jackson’s visual effects studio
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Roddy Ricch has Apple Music's top album, song of 2020

Roddy Ricch is the king of Apple Music: The rapper has the music platform’s most-streamed song and album of the year
December 03
December 03

Roddy Ricch has Apple Music's top album, song of 2020

Roddy Ricch is the king of Apple Music: The rapper has the music platform’s most-streamed song and album of the year
December 03
December 02

American Indian Movement co-founder Benton-Banai dies at 89

Eddie Benton-Banai, one of the founders of the American Indian Movement that was formed partly in response to alleged police brutality against Indigenous people, has died
December 02
FILE - in this Nov. 4, 1971 file photo, Eddie Benton, a holy man of the Chippewa Indian Tribe, shows a prayer he wrote to Linda Jeffers, of Vineyard Haven, Martha's Vineyard, Mass., a member of the Wampanoag Tribe in Cambridge, Mass. Eddie Benton-Banai, one of the founders of the American Indian Movement that was formed partly in response to alleged police brutality against Indigenous people, has died. He was 89. A family friend says Benton-Banai died Monday, Nov. 30, 2020 at a care center in Hayward, Wis., where he had been staying for months. (AP Photo/J. Walter Green, File)
December 02

Review: Reorienting the crime drama in 'I'm Your Woman'

When it’s at its best, “I’m Your Woman” feels like you’ve slipped through a trap door
December 02
Marsha Stephanie Blake, left, and Rachel Brosnahan appear in a scene from the film "I'm Your Woman." (Wilson Webb/Amazon Studios via AP)
December 02

Who did it? TV viewers intrigued by HBO's 'The Undoing'

HBO's ‘The Undoing’ proved that it's still possible for a word-of-mouth hit to emerge in today's fragmented world of television and streaming
December 02
This image released by HBO shows Hugh Grant, left, and Nicole Kidman in a scene from "The Undoing." The Nielsen company said some three million people watched on Sunday to learn the mystery's resolution in the limited series. (HBO via AP)
December 02

Gloria Estefan reveals she caught COVID-19, is now recovered

Cuban-born singer Gloria Estefan said she's emerging from isolation after testing positive for COVID-19, days after dining outdoors at a Miami-area restaurant
December 02
FILE - Gloria Estefan sings "Mas Alla" prior to Pope Francis celebrating Mass in New York on Sept. 25, 2015. Estefan said she's emerging from isolation after testing positive for COVID-19, days after dining outdoors at a Miami-area restaurant. Estefan says she fortunately only lost her sense of smell and taste and had “a little bit of a cough” and dehydration. In a video shared on Instagram, she says she's since tested negative.(Andrew Burton/Pool Photo via AP)
December 02

Rafer Johnson, 1960 Olympic decathlon champion, dies at 86

Rafer Johnson, who won the decathlon at the 1960 Rome Olympics and helped subdue Robert F
December 02
FILE - In this Sept. 7, 1960, file photo, Rafer Johnson of Kingsburg, Calif., is flanked by runners-up, Chuan-Kwang Yang, left, of Taiwan, and Vasily Kuznetsov of Russia, as they join in three-way handshake after receiving medals for the decathlon event of the Olympics in Rome, Italy. Rafer Johnson, who won the decathlon at the 1960 Rome Olympics and helped subdue Robert F. Kennedy's assassin in 1968, died Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020. He was 86. He died at his home in the Sherman Oaks section of Los Angeles, according to family friend Michael Roth. (AP Photo)
December 02

The Sundance Film Festival goes largely virtual for 2021

Leave the snow boots, parkas and glove warmers in the closet, the 2021 Sundance Film Festival is coming down from the mountain and straight to your living room
December 02
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All Mariah Carey wants is you to enjoy her Christmas special

Mariah Carey's iconic “All I Want for Christmas is You” song is the holiday gift that keeps giving, and now the Grammy winner is feeling generous again with a new Apple TV+ production, “Mariah Carey’s Magical Christmas Special.”
December 02
Mariah Carey performs during her holiday special "Mariah Carey’s Magical Christmas Special" available Friday on Apple TV+. (Apple TV+ via AP)
December 02

Discovery's reality-heavy streaming service launches in Jan.

Discovery is joining the increasingly crowded streaming fray with its own reality-focused service Discovery Plus that will include shows from the Food Network, HGTV, TLC
December 02
FILE - In this July 31, 2017, file photo, the Discovery Communications logo sits atop its headquarters in Silver Spring, Md. Discovery is joining the increasingly crowded streaming fray with its own reality-focused service Discovery Plus that will include shows from the Food Network, HGTV, TLC and its other networks. It launches Jan 4. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
December 02

Review: A brilliant turn from Aubrey Plaza in ‘Black Bear’

Aubrey Plaza plays an actor turned filmmaker who has gone to a bed and breakfast in the woods to get started on a new screenplay in the new meta-thriller “Black Bear," which premiered earlier this year at the Sundance Film Festival
December 02
This image released by eOne/Momentum Pictures shows Aubrey Plaza in a scene from "Black Bear." (eOne/Momentum Pictures via AP)
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New this week: Selena series, 'Shameless' and Shawn Mendes

This week’s new entertainment releases includes a new album from pop heartthrob Shawn Mendes and separate Christmas TV specials from Carrie Underwood and Mariah Carey
December 02
Christian Serratos portrays Selena Quintanilla from "Selena The Series," premiering Dec. 4 on Netflix. (Netflix via AP)
December 02

Review: Strong debut from K-pop’s newest septet ENHYPEN

With the massive success of BTS, BLACKPINK, SuperM, BIGBANG and Girls' Generation, K-pop groups are popping up left and right, and the septet ENHYPEN is up next
December 02
This cover image released by Belift Lab shows “Border: Day One” by ENHYPEN. (Belift Lab via AP)
December 02

Review: Shawn Mendes returns with a gooey and amorous album

On his 14-track fourth album, Shawn Mendes is airy, grand, intense and rapturous
December 02
This cover image released by Island Records shows "Wonder," the fourth album by Shawn Mendes. (Island Records via AP)
December 02

People magazine reveals its '2020 People of the Year'

People magazine has named George Clooney, Dr_ Anthony Fauci, Selena Gomez and Regina King as the “2020 People of the Year.”
December 02
FILE - In this Feb. 11, 2019 file photo, George Clooney participates in the "Catch-22" panel during the Hulu presentation at the Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour at The Langham Huntington in Pasadena, Calif. In a Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020, interview on “CBS Sunday Morning,” Clooney said he's been cutting his own hair for more than two decades with a Flowbee device. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP, File)
December 02

A year in 60 secs: TikTok lists top videos, creators of 2020

Whether its skateboarding to Fleetwood Mac and dancing to Cardi B, TikTok users got creative in 60 seconds or less
December 02
FILE - The TikTok app logo appears in Tokyo on Sept. 28, 2020. The social media app shared its list of top 100 videos, creators and trends in America in 2020. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato, File)
December 02

Robert Mueller does rare interview in 'Oath' podcast

Former special counsel Robert Mueller consents to a rare interview in Chuck Rosenberg's “The Oath” podcast, out on Wednesday
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FILE - In this Wednesday, July 24, 2019, file photo, former special counsel Robert Mueller returns to the witness table following a break in his testimony before the House Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington. NBC announced Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020, that Mueller, the former special counsel who looked into Russian interference in the 2016 election, has given an extensive interview that debuts in early December. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
December 01

18 indicted, including rapper, in gang-related activity

Eighteen people have been indicted in connection to a litany of gang-related crimes including racketeering, murder, drugs, firearms, and fraud offenses
December 01
FILE - In this Aug. 1, 2019, file photo, Casanova attends the world premiere of Amazon Prime Video's "Free Meek" limited documentary series at the Ziegfeld Ballroom in New York. Authorities said Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020, that Casanova, whose legal name is Caswell Senior, was among 18 people indicted in connection to a litany of gang-related crimes including racketeering, murder, drugs, firearms and fraud offenses. (Photo by Jason Mendez/Invision/AP, File)
December 01

Bill Cosby's sex assault conviction gets high court review

Pennsylvania's highest court has questioned whether Bill Cosby’s alleged history of intoxicating and sexually assaulting young woman amounted to a “signature” crime pattern
December 01
FILE - In this April 26, 2018 file photo, Bill Cosby, center, leaves the the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa., after being convicted of drugging and molesting a woman. The actor has spent more than two years in prison since he was convicted of sexual assault in the first celebrity trial of the #MeToo era. Now the Pennsylvania Supreme Court is set to hear his appeal of the conviction on Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020. The arguments will focus on the trial judge's decision to let five other accusers testify for the prosecution. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)
December 01

'Big Sky' producers recognize Native American criticism

Native American tribes and advocates are condemning “Big Sky,” a Montana-set ABC drama
December 01
This image released by ABC shows Jade Pettyjohn, from left, Jesse James Keitel and Natalie Alyn Lind in a scene from "Big Sky." Native American tribes and coalitions are condemning “Big Sky,” a Montana-set ABC drama, for ignoring the history of violence inflicted on Indigenous women and instead making whites the crime victims. (Darko Sikman/ABC via AP)
December 01

Event organizer drops BookExpo, annual publishing convention

The annual publishing convention and trade show may be coming to an end
December 01
FILE - In this May 28, 2015 file photo, signs for Hachette Book Group are displayed at BookExpo America in New York. The annual publishing convention and trade show, a decades-old tradition, may be coming to an end. ReedPop, which has managed BookExpo for a quarter century, announced Tuesday that it was dropping the event, along with the fan-based BookCon. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)